Which Country Produces the Most Chicken Meat?

Chicken Meat Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 168 countries in 2018, USA ranked the highest in chicken meat production with 19,568 kt followed by Brazil and China. On the other end of the scale was Mongolia with 0.243 kt, Equatorial Guinea with 0.257 kt and Luxembourg with 0.286 kt.

Total chicken meat production reached 114,281 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.52 % more than in the previous year and 29.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total chicken meat production reached an all time high of 114,281 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 7,556 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.88 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 17.1 % of chicken meat production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 42.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.4 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Chicken Meat Production indicator page.

Chicken Meat Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina kt 1,903 1,921 1,934 2,093 2,055
Brazil kt 11,535 11,964 12,504 13,149 13,235
China kt 12,623 12,785 12,257 12,075 12,892
India kt 2,682 2,849 3,045 3,264 3,308
Indonesia kt 1,734 1,838 1,939 2,031 2,301
Iran kt 1,871 1,967 2,033 2,026 2,098
Japan kt 1,457 2,079 2,128 2,132 2,172
Malaysia kt 1,223 1,298 1,416 1,511 1,654
Mexico kt 2,792 2,808 2,880 2,962 3,078
Myanmar kt 1,143 1,251 1,390 1,505 1,521
Russia kt 3,299 3,457 3,770 4,088 4,232
South Africa kt 1,489 1,672 1,717 1,727 1,678
Turkey kt 1,724 1,758 1,895 1,909 1,879
USA kt 17,035 17,397 17,729 18,403 18,708
United Kingdom kt 1,379 1,443 1,442 1,521 1,608